Hidalgo was acquired by the New York Mets. The Mets will also receive $4 million in cash from Houston. This is very costly for the Mets. It will cost them $2,000,000 for the buyout and will cost the Mets about $6,000,000 total for the rest of the year rental. Weathers salary will off set that a bit, but it is still a high price to pay. I'm not too sold on this one. I hope there was no minor leaguer throw in. Hidalgo is not the answer to our problems, but I guess for the bargain basement price of dumping Weathers without sacrificing any of the future it was a win, win situation for the Mets management. It only costs them money.
On a good note, we will be seeing less Gerald Williams.